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Alley Theatre

Map & Directions 615 Texas Ave.
Houston, TX 77002


Houston Press' Description

The Alley Theatre is the grand dame of Houston theaters. Easily the most visible theater in the city, the downtown institution offers new plays and classics alike in two facilities: the 824-seat Hubbard Stage and the 310-seat Neuhaus Stage. It's one of the country's few theaters to support an entire company -actors, designers and craftspeople - full-time, throughout the year. Even those who don't go for theater have likely seen a production at the Alley - and they've likely enjoyed it, as well.

Merchant's Description

The Alley Theatre, founded in 1947 by pioneering educator Nina Vance, is a professional resident theatre company under the direction of Artistic Director Gregory Boyd and Managing Director Dean R. Gladden. It is one of the few American Theatre companies that supports a company of actors, designers, artisans and craftspeople throughout the year. Productions are built and rehearsed in a 75,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility, one of the largest of its kind, adjacent to its two-theatre complex in downtown Houston.

The Alley was founded over 60 years ago as Houston’s theatre company. It exists to provide audiences with the highest quality theatre, offering a wide variety of work including new plays, classics, the re-discovered and the rarely-performed, and new musical theatre, with an emphasis on new American works – to provide the inspirational and the provocative – to make our audiences think, feel, dream and be entertained.

Throughout its history, the Alley has earned a national and international reputation for artistic achievement, including the Tony Award, and Alley artists have garnered praise from audiences across the country.

The mission of the Alley Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director Gregory Boyd and Managing Director Dean Gladden, is to deepen the understanding of ourselves, one another, and the world we share by uniting theatre artists and audiences to experience the power of stories that illuminate the breadth and complexities of the human condition.

Member Reviews

  • rgastorf wrote a review for Alley Theatre
    on 10/11/12

    Death of a Salesman listed as one of the top 10 dramatic plays of all time is a very difficult play to watch as well as being an extremely demanding role for the lead actors to play. Glen Fleshler had to step in to the lead role of Willy Loman when James Black had to back out for health reasons. If you are going to the theatre for light entertainment, this is not the play for... More >>

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Tips from foursquare

  • CultureMap Houston on 07/14/11

    When booking your tickets, seek out the Talkback performances. It's an opportunity to meet the cast and ask questions after the show.

  • Rachel V. on 11/21/10

    Greatest theatre in town. A Christmas Carol: A ghost story of Christmas is the best version I've ever seen. Highly recommended!

  • Houston Press on 05/31/12

    2011 Best of Houston Winner: Best Theater Company. Check out more Houston Press Best of Houston Winners here: http://bit.ly/JCaGyR Or go mobile with the free Best Of app.

  • Hidden Houston on 08/28/11

    Check out stage combat demonstrations at the Alley Theatre during the Theater District Open House.

  • Max on 01/12/12

    I'm just adding a tip to get that girl's face off the check-in page.

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